Surface Preparation Quality Assurance/Quality Control Process Improvement (2007-345)
- Elzly Technology Corporation
- Corrosion Correctors
- Todd Pacific
NSRP ASE Investment: $70K
This project sought to reduce the cost of shipbuilding and ship repair by re-engineering the way shipyards and owners perform quality assurance and quality control functions for surface preparation. The project took a holistic view of these functions to identify the time and conflict drivers, and identify process and technology solutions which can reduce the associated costs without impacting quality or increasing risk of achieving required quality. The analysis conducted suggests that the overall labor associated with surface preparation and coating inspection could be reduced by as much as 50%. The final report contains recommendations for improvement of the various individual processes as well as an overall perspective of the cost drivers in the family of surface preparation and coating QA/QC practices.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited